Grizzlies rake in all-star honors

Four Ashland High softball players and two Grizz baseball players earned first-team honors as the Southern Sky Conference all-star teams were announced Wednesday.

The Grizzlies also had three baseball second-teamers, two softball second-teamers and four honorable mentions.

Sophomore pitcher Bella Pribyl, junior infielder Samantha Gilbert, sophomore utility player Amanda Good and freshman outfielder Hayley Ross all were named first-teamers for the AHS softball team, which was eliminated from the playoffs Tuesday at Glencoe. The Ashland baseball first-teamers were senior pitcher Gus Gaviglio and senior second baseman Tysin Senestraro &

both came up huge in Ashland's 5-3 second-round playoff win at Roosevelt on Tuesday.

Gaviglio had a 1.33 earned run average during the regular season with five complete games, while Senestraro batted .500, stole 14 bases and had an on-base percentage of .570 &

all team-highs.

"It was right on," Ashland head coach Don Senestraro said of his team's all-star selections. "I thought Tysin and Gus deserved first team. Both led their positions in just about every category."

Picking up second-team honors for the AHS softball team were junior catcher Kylie Cantrell and sophomore infielder Sara Silbowitz. Ashland's baseball second-teamers were sophomore catcher Lewis Sebrell, senior third baseman Justin Meza and senior left fielder Sheldon Cotts.

Sebrell batted .447, including .548 with runners in scoring position, while Meza batted .324.

The honorable mentions were, for the softball team, freshman outfielder Carly Santee and senior first baseman April Jorgensen and, for baseball, Gaviglio (as a first baseman) and junior shortstop Owen Baldrica.

Crater's Charlie Reina and Josh Surgeon tied for the SSC baseball Player of the Year award, while their coach, Jay Campbell, picked up the Coach of the Year honor. Crater also swept the major softball awards, with Hayley Hevern earning the POY award, Ashleigh Cuddie being voted the Pitcher of the Year and Crater coach Chris Arnold being voted the league's Coach of the Year.

The Ashland baseball team hosts Corvallis at 4:30 p.m. Friday in the OSAA Class 5A state quarterfinals. The game marks the first time in team history Ashland will play host to a game beyond the sweet 16.

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